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American burying beetle ready for release

American burying beetle ready for release
American burying beetle ready for release More

American burying beetle release at Wah’Kon-Tah Prairie

American burying beetle release at Wah’Kon-Tah Prairie
Missouri Department of Conservation employees Rick Swopes (left) and Tyler Harding were among the 70 people who helped the Saint Louis Zoo release American burying beetles on June 4 at the Wah’Kon-Tah Prairie. Beetles in the wild dig holes and bury carrion to feed on while raising young. Crews gave the released beetles a hand by digging holes and covering them with chicken wire staked down to keep animals from disturbing them. More

American Burying Beetle Release by Bob Merz

American Burying Beetle Release by Bob Merz
Bob Merz of the Saint Louis Zoo holds an endangered American burying beetle for an experimental release at the Wah-Kon-Tah Prairie. More

American Carrion Beetle

image of American Carrion Beetle
In flight, the American carrion beetle (Necrophila americana) looks a lot like a bumblebee. Adults eat fly maggots, plus some carrion. The larvae are black, teardrop-shaped grubs that look something like a sowbug. They hatch after the dead animal has dried somewhat and eat on the carrion too, particularly dried skin, then creep away to pupate. More

American Crow

Photograph of American Crow
Adults are entirely black with a long, heavy bill. Voice is the well-known “caw, caw.” More

American Goldfinch

Video of an American goldfinch in the wild. More

American Goldfinch

Photo of American goldfinch. More

American Goldfinch (Female in Breeding Plumage)

Photograph of a female American goldfinch in breeding plumage
In breeding plumage, the upperparts of the female are greenish yellow, with dark wings and tail; the underparts are pale yellowish. More